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Posted on June 23 at 8:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Listen to the contradictions in the opinions of these "experts". More rain, but also a drought. Plus, there's no recognition that the climate is always changing. The truth is that they are only speculating and it would be a mistake to make major policy decisions on the basis of guesses.

From: Has climate change arrived?

Posted on May 7 at 5:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Shouldn't Bant have been aware of and fought the town's rezoning effort if it was directed at her? But folks, this is why we have to start eliminating these town governments. They are the refuse of would-be dictators and busy-bodies. They raise the cost of living in NYS, hire their relatives for no-show jobs and spend our tax dollars like it was their own money. If you don't believe me, check out the State Comptroller's audits. Every year dozens of town and village officials are cited for everything from not following proper procedure to fraud and theft.

From: Northampton pulls plug on ranch festival

Posted on May 7 at 9:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There's no justification for the hundreds of village and town governments across NYS. County governments could manage all of the services more economically, resulting in large savings when unneeded buildings and equipment are decommissioned and poorly utilized employees are re-assigned or laid off.

From: Should voters dissolve village of Cobleskill?

Posted on January 21 at 8:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is as it should be. Why? Many reasons including the fact that technology enables one person to be much more productive than in the past. Technology like ezypass (sp?) also eliminates the need for many workers. Bucking this trend are the public employee unions and local officials who judge their success by the number of people working under them instead of by the value they contribute to the community.

From: State, local workforces get smaller

Posted on January 20 at 8:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The fact of the matter is that many middle class people and business owners are moving out of NYS as fast as they can, leaving behind a lot of people who wish they could move, but who can't sell their houses or businesses.

From: Cuomo’s State of the State address makes one want to move from N.Y.

Posted on January 16 at 7:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's a sad day when the Gazette editorial board not only applauds the suspension of proper legislative procedure, but to applaud the beginning of the conversion of the US of A into a police state--that really takes the cake. This is not the end of the story. Not by a long shot.

From: New York's can-do Legislature does right

Posted on January 10 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You mean handcuffing the police (ending stop and frisk) and making it harder for law abiding citizens to own guns will not stop criminals from buying illegal weapons? Wow! Why didn't someone tell Gov. Cuomo?!

From: Good gun plan, with one caveat

Posted on January 10 at 7:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not put an active voice headline on this story: Public Opposes Sale of Saratoga Nursing Home? Doesn't that read better. Common guys. You're supposed to know how to write English!

From: Sale of Saratoga County nursing home opposed

Posted on January 9 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sales taxes are a terrible way to raise money and very regressive since the poor spend a higher percentage of their income on basic goods than the rich. A better solution is to end sales taxes altogether and reform local government so the money isn't needed, starting with consolidating towns into counties, school districts with few children into larger districts and dissolving cities like Schenectady into county government.

From: Congress should end tax break for online sales

Posted on January 9 at 7:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congratulations. A decision based on reason instead of emotion. That doesn't happen very often in NYS local government.

From: Malta board accepts plan that includes more traffic circles

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